Before & After: Painting Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Before & After: Painting Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Janel Laban
Jun 10, 2010

We love a good before & after…and we love a totally do-able before & after sent in to us by a reader even more! Elizabeth took on the challenge of changing the color of the tiles in her kitchen with paint and got great looking results for a really amazing price. Here's the scoop on how she pulled it off…

I recently used enamel paint to rehab the aggressively bright tiles in my kitchen backsplash. We couldn't afford a new backsplash, and I'd long resigned myself to hating our kitchen, but then it occurred to me to paint the offending tiles myself. Instead of a hundreds-of-dollars job, it cost about $40. Although a bit tedious, there's nothing complicated about the process. And the paint gives a really nice matte finish.

She also sent the link to her DIY instructions.

Thanks, Elizabeth!

(Images: Elizabeth)

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